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Disinfection of Swine Barns

A number of important criteria must be considered when selecting an appropriate and effective disinfectant. Disinfectants should: Be free of strong and objectionable odors Not be corrosive ...
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Producing Quality Compost From Livestock Manure

Introduction Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40 - 65° C). Nature provides an ...
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On farm AI – the pitfalls -

The earliest application of AI in pigs was a simple farm-based system. Semen was collected from a boar, the ejaculate divided into doses (with or without prior quality evaluation and extension) and immediat...
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Using Records to Optimize Breeding Herd Productivity and Weaned Pig Cost

The weaned pig output of a sow farm is dependent upon getting sufficient number of females bred, having high enough farrowing rates so that the target farrowings/week are achieved, and optimizing born-a...
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Next Generation AI - New Developments to Maximize Efficiency

AI has been in use worldwide for almost 50 years. As it reaches maturity, the industry is demanding increased efficiency. Where will this come from? One of the fundamental weaknesses of any AI system is t...
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Gilt development, management and parity control

INTRODUCTION A proper gilt development program should be followed to maximise their genetic potential. For a good gilt development program, producers must be willing to accept that this phase of prod...
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Focus On Feed Conversion

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za. We thank their kind support. Feed constitutes the major variable production cost (70%) a...
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Processing Factors influencing pellet quality

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Developing a full understanding of pellet quali...
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A Practical Look at Nutritional Attempts to Improve Pork Quality

We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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Composting Hog Manure – Is it Right for Your Farm?

Introduction Composting hog manure has not been considered a viable alternative manure management practice until recent years, and even now the practice is thought to be more labour intensive a...
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